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Hawke’s Bay company to build new station

police stationEastern District Police are thrilled to announce local building company MCL Construction Ltd will build the new Eastern District Headquarters and Hastings Police Station.

The tender process began in September.

Construction of the three-storey state-of-the-art facility will begin with the demolition of the old courthouse building on the corner of Railway Road and Eastbourne Street.

The project is set to begin in April and is due to be completed mid to late next year.

Once this building is completed the old Hastings Police Station will be demolished for secure police parking.

Eastern District Commander Superintendent Tania Kura says it is great to have a Hawke’s Bay company leading the build.

“We are rapt to be working with a local company which is also a keen supporter of our community.”

“The Hastings District Council has also helped us greatly throughout the process.”

“Our Hawke’s Bay staff are very lucky to have a brand new facility in Napier (opened in December, 2016) that will be complemented by another purpose-built modern facility in Hastings,” she says.

MCL Managing director John Bower says MCL is extremely proud and excited to have been awarded the contract for construction of the new building, saying it will be a landmark project for the company.

“The site manager for the build Mark Adams also has family links to Police.

His father J R Adams was an officer based out of the original Hastings station for 30 years, so there is a real sense of continuity between MCL and this new station.”

“We are very proud to put our mark on the Hawke’s Bay landscape, the design of the building allows streamlined interaction between the public and Police with an emphasis on engaging the public to further strengthen community ties,” he says.

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the announcement is an exciting milestone.

“We have been working in partnership with the New Zealand Police for the last two years to bring this project to fruition, and we look forward to continuing to work closely as the project moves into the physical works stage.”

“The addition of a $19.8 million investment is enormously positive for our Hastings city centre and we are hugely excited about the extra vibrancy this significant investment will bring,” she says.

15 March 2018

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